Yes it's Federal Law that no toxic shot be used for waterfowl hunting. For ducks we hunt lakes and ponds over decoys spred out in a U or V pattern pointed into the wind with us concealed in the cattails and reeds at the waters edge. Same thing for warm water sloughs when those lakes freeze over. For geese we hunt fields. I've never done pass shooting or jump shooting, but you'll want a full choke with #2 or #3 and modified choke for any shot larger than #2 for that if you plan to do that method. Use a 12 gauge. I like high velocity #2 steel for all ducks and T shot for geese. Modified choke works as a good overall and in close quartered small ponds or sloughs I use an improved cylinder. Your clothing should be either a camo pattern to match the area you plan to do 75% of your hunting in, or go with just plain drab colors that match the area like light brown, khaki OD, or tan clothing. Anything that will match the vegatation. Also try not to move around a whole lot, waterfowl have good eye sight and movement gives you away even if you are totally camo'd out.
yah u can hunt ducks in a field. i JUST GOT SOME OF DEM DARE MALLAQRDS ON DEM SWIVELS BY GREENHEADGEAR. tHERE REAL NICE, I LIKE DEM ALOT. tHE QUACK AND SLOW CHUCKLE AND SPEED CHUCKLE IS ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...